Gary Carse on tips for budding animators & his new children’s book – The Crab Who Went To The Moon

Ahead of Wednesday’s Drive I caught up with animator, illustrator, creative director and very soon to be a published children’s author Gary Carse. We caught up on a whole bunch of things from his first experience discovering his passion for animation at school to running his animation company Carse & Waterman – Stoke’s answer to Pixar! We also covered his latest venture into writing and illustrating his first children’s book, The Crab Who Went To The Moon.

For the full interview including some great advice for budding animators, how Carse & Waterman lunchbreaks are the BEST and why Gary’s new book is a must read for 8-12 year olds click play in the box below or click here to listen from 3pm on Wednesday 1st September on Phoenix FM.

The Crab Who Went To The Moon by Gary Carse is out on Monday 30th August and is available in a multitude of book shops. For more details and to get your copy visit

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